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DS recommendations...
« on: October 03, 2006, 05:08:28 pm »
Hey guys, I'm a DS player and have Super Mario 64 DS, Mario Kart DS, Mario and Luigi lost in time, Warioware Touched, Pac-Pix, animal crossing DS and New Super Mario bros. Played them all now, and am looking to expand my collection. So what would you guys recommend?
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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2006, 05:12:06 pm »
Advance Wars DS. It is amazing and a great portable RTS.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2006, 05:29:50 pm »
Yeah, I did enjoy the two on the GBA, I should have thought of that one....

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2006, 09:09:49 pm »
Oh boy! Where do I start?

Meteos is a must-have. It is a great, unique game, and even if you don't enjoy puzzle games, you will enjoy this. It can get very crazy fun!

Kirby Canvas Curse can be fun to pick up too. I don't think it is quite as good as everyone else says it is, but it makes great use of the DS touch screen, and is just fun to play.

Looking ahead...

Yoshi's Island 2- Coming in November. Looks like the same great action of the original.

Final Fantasy III- Also in November. What more must I say?

Zelda: Phantom Hourglass- Probably coming in 2007. Looks like great 2D/3D hybrid Zelda game with new touch screen controls that, from what I can tell, work great.

Diddy Kong Racing- Coming in 2007. A re-make of the original Rare game on the N64, Rare is bringing Diddy Kong back with new tracks, characters, and...Online! I am really looking forward to this one!

I haven't played this one yet, but Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 looks very good, and has gotten some great reviews. It also has an online component, where you can download and upload custom-made courses from the course editor. I'm looking to pick this one up soon.

I could name a few others, but these are the best to look out for.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2006, 10:09:43 pm »
Everyone loves Nintendogs you might as well give it a look in. Also Animal Crossing Wild World Although one of the best parts of that game is playing with other people and its hard to find people around.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2006, 12:18:21 am »
I have Animal Crossing wild world though hehe, I listed it as the games I have.

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2006, 11:53:07 am »
Ouedan or Elite Beat Agents. Ouendan is an import-only title but it's outstanding. The rhythm game to end all rhythm games and hysterical. Elite Beat Agents is basically the same concept as Ouendan, only done for an American audience. It's in English and features English songs. So having both is definitely going to be worth it.

Phoenix Wright is awesome but sadly, along with another brilliant title Trauma Center, hard to find. If you see either one, grab them immediately. In Phoenix Wright, you're a young lawyer trying to prove the innocence of your clients by coercing admissions of guilt from people, while using evidence in a timely manner to legitimize your claims. In Trauma Center, you're a surgeon trying to learn the ropes and perform various surgical procedures on patients using a variety of real tools. Later on, the game grows frantic and very difficult, but it is easily one of the more challenging, frustrating, and yet rewarding experiences on the DS.

Metroid Prime Hunters is an amazing FPS game for the DS, but only if you have a stylus that's either a little stouter than the standard DS one or if you have something that's meant to cut down on cramps in your hand from prolonged usage of a stylus. [I use ComfortStylus myself.] Believe me, you'll need it. Nothing will give you cramps in your hand like MPH will. The single-players is decent but relatively lackluster, but the online multiplayer is really excellent when you happen to get a small group of good players together.

Tetris DS: Do I have to explain this? Tetris is the most addictive videogame ever invented, and the DS version adds several new modes that are well worth playing and, in a couple of cases, rival the original game. Plus, multiplayer is a blast.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2006, 12:23:12 pm »
Apparently Rockt Slime is good... I am going to buy it... some time...

I might tell you how it is.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2006, 02:10:33 pm »
Apparently Rockt Slime is good... I am going to buy it... some time...

I might tell you how it is.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2006, 02:56:47 pm »
My copy of Rocket Slime arrived today, and yes, it is very good. However, it is really a GBA title and I'm surprised Steve didn't mention this as it's pretty obvious when you play it that it was originally intended for the GBA. Nothing wrong with that, but it is worth noting.

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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2006, 04:31:51 pm »
Apparently Rockt Slime is good... I am going to buy it... some time...

I might tell you how it is.

Me too...after hearing Steve's review on the game, I have become interested in this game, and it looks pretty nice.

My copy of Rocket Slime arrived today, and yes, it is very good. However, it is really a GBA title and I'm surprised Steve didn't mention this as it's pretty obvious when you play it that it was originally intended for the GBA. Nothing wrong with that, but it is worth noting.

Is the touch screen implemented at all, or is it all just classic controls?

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2006, 10:34:58 am »
What about StarFox DS. Anyone play it here, is it any good?

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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2006, 10:53:46 am »
Is the touch screen implemented at all, or is it all just classic controls?

So far it's classic controls, which isn't a problem.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2006, 03:57:09 pm »
What about StarFox DS. Anyone play it here, is it any good?

I actually played Starfox. However, I did not have the pleasure of playing the whole game, just multiplayer.

From what I played, the controls are rather intuitive, though they take a minute getting used to. You basically steer with the touchpad and fire with anything. A few buttons on the side let you loop halfway or loop fully. There is also a bomb which you can drag onto the screen anywhere you want it. And of course there's a speed boost, forgot how to do that though.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2006, 06:26:57 pm »
What was wrong with the single player?

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« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2006, 07:30:34 pm »
What was wrong with the single player?

He said he wasn't able to play the single-player.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2006, 08:19:56 pm »
What was wrong with the single player?

Playing via DS uplink against kids I babysit. :D

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2006, 08:07:41 am »
Opps, I misread, my bad...

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2007, 10:12:09 am »
Advance Wars DS. It is amazing and a great portable RTS.

Advance Wars DS is turn based.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2007, 10:17:54 am »
You're kidding, right?

You bumped a topic that has been inactive for half a year to correct a post? Go outside right now.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2007, 10:56:48 am »
haha...although he is right...

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2007, 11:10:21 am »
You're kidding, right?

You bumped a topic that has been inactive for half a year to correct a post? Go outside right now.

What's the harm in bumping a topic if it's still on the first page, no matter how old it is? If the portable games section is so underpopulated then it doesn't matter what topic I bump, thank you very much. Also, this is a topic that does not rely on time, there are still recommendations to be made for a system as long as games are being developed for it. Besides as Celdur said I am right, what if somebody bought the game thinking it was an RTS? RTS and TBS have entirely unique experiences, I for example, can't stand RTSs, but I love Advance Wars.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2007, 11:20:01 am »
You're kidding, right?

You bumped a topic that has been inactive for half a year to correct a post? Go outside right now.

What's the harm in bumping a topic if it's still on the first page, no matter how old it is? If the portable games section is so underpopulated then it doesn't matter what topic I bump, thank you very much. Also, this is a topic that does not rely on time, there are still recommendations to be made for a system as long as games are being developed for it. Besides as Celdur said I am right, what if somebody bought the game thinking it was an RTS? RTS and TBS have entirely unique experiences, I for example, can't stand RTSs, but I love Advance Wars.

I wouldn't correct a guy that has been around 12 times longer then you, has 45 times more posts then you, and generally has more acceptance among the forum-goers then you.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2007, 11:53:26 am »
Now come on Met, correcting mistakes is fine and he shouldn't not correct me just because I've been around longer.

Besides my mistake could have caused a misinformed purchase seeing as RTS and TBS are very different.


However I would also weigh the time the topic has remained dormant and the fact that it's creator's last post was... in this topic six months ago.

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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2007, 05:21:32 pm »
I'm sorry Patman is right this is the Portable games thread a post still being on the front page doesn't mean a heck of a lot it's not a busy section if you were going to add extra advice on new games that have since been released since the last post or some other useful information correcting dead information not exactly useful.

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Re: DS recommendations...
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2007, 08:05:34 pm »
Patman is basically right in both his first and second posts. He says why you shouldn't have done it, but why he understands that you did.

Met, having been registered on a forum and posting a lot doesn't constitute validity of existence. DeadHerring and Patman are equal.

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« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2007, 08:08:58 pm »
Much to my dismay...

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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2007, 08:23:42 pm »
now back on topic. i hear that puzzle quest is realy good.
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